Video Episodes on Channels from Instagram Creators
IGTV is a platform from the folks at Instagram. However, instead of individual posts or Instagram Stories, which combine still images and short video clips, IGTV hosts longer videos, usually centered around one topic. The videos are more like episodes; they are not necessarily specific to something that happened just in one moment in the way Stories are. Educators can create a short vertical video that is up to 10 minutes long and upload it to their IGTV channel right from their phone. Users can access IGTV channels created by the accounts they follow right from Instagram. Alternatively, they can download the separate IGTV app for iOS or Android, where they can access all of the videos from people they follow.
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in January.
Crash Course is an educational YouTube channel started by the Green brothers, Hank Green and John Green, who are notable for their VlogBrothers channel. Crash Course has been working with MediaWise, a project from the nonprofit PoynterInstitute for Media Studies, to help students evaluate the accuracy of digital information.
NewsFeed Defenders,by iCivics and FactCheck.org, is a freemedia literacy game that engages students with the standards of journalism, showing them how to spot a variety of methods behind the viral deceptions they face today. To play the game, students join a fictional social media site focused on news and information, where they meet challenges to level up from guest user to site administrator.